Byrnes, Edward D., 86, of Paterson at rest in Paterson on June 29, 2022. Dear son of the late Leslie F. and the late Agatha M. (Quinn) Byrnes. Born in Paterson, Ed lived in Paterson for all of his life. He was a devout Catholic and an active parishioner of St. Bonaventure R.C. Church and Our Lady of Pompeii R.C. Church, both in Paterson. Ed was an Electrician and Foreman for the IBEW Local #102 for many years before retiring in 1997.
Ed, otherwise known as "The Coach", was an avid baseball fan who loved to coach. He proudly coached the Westside Warriors baseball team to a 49-0 record, major league baseball players, Elliot Maddox and Glenn Borgmann, hundreds of local youths, and so many of his family. He was truly honored to receive the Old Timers Lou Costello Award 2002 for his dedication to helping the children of Greater Paterson, NJ through athletics.
From childhood on, Ed entertained many singing in his family's acapella group for schools and community events as well as singing with the Dapper Dan's of Harmony. Later in life, he was often found singing karaoke. He produced 11 CDs of his top favorite hits. Ed also enjoyed skiing and traveling the country.
Ed was a proud Irish American who dearly loved his family. He hosted numerous family reunions, authored pride filled editions of the Family Bulletin, and created unforgettable Christmas memories year after year. Ed is survived by his brothers Leslie V. Byrnes of Clifton and Lawrence Byrnes, and his wife, Irma (Pagnillo) of Toms River; by his sisters, Veronica A. Corby of Totowa and Kathleen C. Snell of Boynton Beach, FL; and by many loving nieces and nephews. Ed was predeceased by his sister Mary Byrnes Witty and his 2 brothers Joseph Byrnes and Francis Byrnes. He was also predeceased by his sisters- in-law Doris Byrnes (Hess) and Mary Byrnes (Gielen), and brothers-in-law, Joseph J. Witty, James Corby and Jesse Snell; and by nephews, Joseph L. Witty, Lawrence Witty, nieces Lori Witty Baker and Kathleen Byrnes Sak.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Pompei R.C. Church, 70 Murray Avenue, Paterson on Monday, July 25 at 10:00 AM. Respectfully, the interment will be private for family members. Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd., Totowa is in charge of the arrangements.